Did Adelaide tank? No. I think they played to win, whereas tanking is playing to lose. Could they have gone harder to get the win? Yes. Maybe it comes down to your definition of tanking.
You're joking right?
I've no problem with Joey giving minutes to his scrubs, its a worthwhile idea.
However, in the dying minutes, with the game tied up and a win on the line, Joey deliberately put his worst players on the court.
That is NOT "playing to win".
In a Basketball context, that is most definitely TANKING.
Was he "entitled" to tank?
Interesting philosophical discussion..
WHY did he tank?
At this point, my best GUESS, is that he plans to kick their arse tomorrow and go into the finals on a high, but would still prefer Cairns in the finals over maybe MU or Perth.